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Small booklets on all aspects of mental health but free and might be useful to some:

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-sup ... al-health/
James, You have the rights to request time off for dependents but unfortunately your employer is not legally bound to agree to it. You have the right to "reasonable" time off in emergencies but there is no legal definition of what is reasonable. Unless your employer agrees to the contrary, the time ...
Nikki, I could have written your post about 5 or 6 years ago. In my own experience, and yours may be different, anaesthetic did cause the dementia to worsen. In any case it is a degenerative awful disease. In my mum's case it was dementia plus a broken leg. You will not know for sure the outcome for...
Good luck with the visit, Stephen. I was going to mention ice-cream and sticker books too. have some wet wipes handy too for the mess!

If you can pop to your local supermarket, they will have a good range of sticker books.

Most importantly enjoy,
Anne
Dee, I too can relate to this. I am 3 years post caring, single, still working, very few family members. Most of the time it doesn't bother me but when there is a crisis / illness, I think it does leave you vulnerable and wondering what the future will bring. In a sense, I think it is a form of PTSD...
Welcome John, Yes, I felt exactly like that when caring for my mum. And the life I had pre mum's diagnosis was over, at least temporarily. I too took the happy pills from the doctor. And at first I felt 10 times worse; however, gradually they did enable me to cope, as did venting on this Forum (I di...
Paul, Frustrating as this might be, even an MRI scan is not conclusive - that will show evidence of vascular dementia, not necessarily Alzheimers. To be honest, whatever the diagnosis / label you put on it, dad's behaviour does not sound as if it will change. All you can do is what you are doing, pu...
Hi TP, Unfortunately any local council will not fund all night care. If you do not have the money to pay for private care, it is almost impossible. Have you thought about speaking to your mother's GP to see what they might offer - I am thinking of a harmless sleeping tablet which might provide you w...
Hi Ontheverge, And Welcome to the Forum. You are most definitely a carer; it takes most of us a long time to realise it, as we just do what we have to do. As for some of your questions, where to find help in Yorkshire depends exactly on what you are looking for. Social Services should be able to poi...
I am so very sorry to hear this, Pet. He is at peace now and you were a wonderful wife to him, dedicated to the end. You could have done no more.

Hope your family are a comfort to you. Thinking of you all,
Anne x